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Turkey: Top military men on coup charges

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Turkey: Top military men on coup charges


In Turkey seven senior military officers have been charged with plotting to overthrow the government and sent to jail until their trial.

The four Admirals, a Brigadier General and two Colonels were among 50 or so senior military personnel who were rounded up earlier this week in an operation without precedent in Turkey.

It is the latest volley in the struggle between Turks who believe the secular state is being threatened by the ruling AK Party which emerged from Islamic politics.

The AKP denies that it is trying to transform Turkey into an Islamic state. The seven are accused of involvement in the alleged Sledgehammer conspiracy of 2003.

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